Energy, Environmental and Nanomedicine Lab

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Dr. Joo-Youp Lee

Dr. Joo-Youp Lee’s current research focuses on (1) nanomedicine for gene and drug delivery and (2) heterogeneous catalysis and separation for energy and environmental applications.  His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. EPA, state agencies, and private foundations.  He has received a number of prestigious awards including the College of Engineering and Applied Science Research Award for Young Faculty, Distinguished Researcher Award, Outstanding ChE Research Professor Award, the College of Engineering Master Educator Awards, UC Technology Accelerator Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.  He has been directing 10 graduate and more than 20 undergraduate students in these research areas.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Research Interests

  • Nanomedicine for gene and drug delivery
  • Catalysis and adsorption for energy and environmental applications